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Lincoln County’s Ten Mile fire at 375 acres

Posted at 7:03 PM, Aug 05, 2018

LIBBY – The Ten Mile fire which is burning in Lincoln County has grown to nearly 375 acres.

Fire managers report crews had another good day of work on the fire on Saturday with favorable weather conditions.

Crews continued to work from the established anchor point on the west/southwest side of the fire to build and strengthen line.

The fire had some activity on the northeast side moving mostly on the ground.

Helicopter bucket drops were used during the day to slow the fire spread.

Additional equipment was moved up to the fire line yesterday in preparation for line construction.

There are 162 people and a Type II Incident Management team assigned to fight the blaze.

The lightning-sparked blaze is burning in the Ten Mile Drainage/ in the Kootenai National Forest.

A public meeting to discuss the blaze will be held on Monday, August 6th beginning at 7 p.m. in the Trego Civic Center